E-cigarette makers ramp up lobbying efforts

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Electronic cigarette makers and retailers are scrambling to escape expected new regulations that they say could wipe them out.

As the $2 billion e-cigarette industry is gaining ground around the country, so is its lobbying presence in Washington. A fledgling trade group, the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), is flying members into Washington next week to meet with congressional staff and lawmakers to warn them about anticipated new rules from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Read more on The Hill.